How can you ensure success in your marine industry career? Sure, you can excel at what you do and perform at the top level to gain the trust and appreciation of your supervisors. But what else can give you that extra kick toward success? One of the things that all successful people have in common is the drive for continued learning. Once you stop learning, you become complacent and that can lead to burnout and frustration. Here are some ways you can prioritize learning in your shipyard career.
- Stay up to date on technology. There is always new technology available for any manufacturing industry. Take time to learn about them. You can take classes at your local tech school or research and learn about the tech on your own. The more you embrace new tech, the better off you’ll be in your marine career in the future.
- Read about industry trends. It’s also a good idea to know what’s happening in the ship building industry. Read websites, newsletters, magazines, and other publications specifically targeting the marine industry. You can learn about shipping trends, trends in building vessels, new technology, and more.
- Find a mentor. Never underestimate the things you can learn from other people. If you want to improve your skills with a specific aspect of shipbuilding, talk to others who are doing it right now. They can help you better understand the skills you need to have, how to pursue the next phase of your career, and answer questions or provide advice when dealing with mistakes.
- Get a certification. To advance your career further, you may want to look into desirable certifications. Look at open shipyard job postings to see what companies are looking for in terms of additional qualifications and see if any are of interest. Contact the schools or organizations that provide those certifications and find out what’s required. In most cases, you may need to take classes, study, and prepare for certification tests.
Do you want to advance your marine industry career? Contact the recruiters at Hutco to find out more about the opportunities we currently have available in shipyards throughout the gulf coast.